Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said the targets put on the board by the batsmen were enough and there was no need to take the game till the end against Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium on Thursday. Wasn’t , RCB won the match against PBKS by 24 runs. RCB opener Faf du Plessis’ 84 off 56 balls and Virat Kohli’s 59 off 47 balls helped the team post 174, which PBKS failed to complete in 18.2 overs.
In the post-match presentation, Virat said that he did not want the game to go on till the end, especially after he had sent two-thirds of the Punjab team to the pavilion.
Kohli said in a statement, “The strategy was to bat deep to crack 190. Told them (bowlers) that the target was more than enough. Couldn’t afford to take the game deep, especially when he scored 6”. Lost 7 wickets. post match presentation
When asked about his team’s position in the points table, Virat said that the points table cannot define how good his team is and also added that he would like to see the points table after playing 13 or 14 games in the tournament. be worried about.
“The table can’t define your team. It’s game 13 or 14, we can try and focus on what we have to do,” Virat said.
Since Bangalore got off to a solid start initially, it looked like they were 20-25 runs short. However, in the second innings, the total looked impossible to achieve.
Siraj took a total of four wickets while Wanindu Hasaranga took two and Harshal Patel and Wayne Parnell took one wicket each.
“Faf batted really well on that pitch. His innings made sure we had 20-30 to spare at the end. The pitch was very rough down there, I think there wasn’t enough water. Spinner,” RCB skipper continued.
“The batting lineups are deep but we have options in bowling too. Halfway through, the point was to take the game to the opposition and when you get 4 wickets in the powerplay you break the game.” Virat concludes.